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Ernest's Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway's Life

Ernest's Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway's Life

by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes


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Follow the path of one of America's finest novelists—and one of history's greatest adventurers—from Paris to Havana, from Madrid to Idaho, with his great-granddaughter.

Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning author, was known as much for his prose as for his travels to exotic locales, his gusto and charm created excitement wherever he went. In Ernest's Way, we follow Cristen around the globe to the places he lived, wrote, fought, drank, fished, ran with the bulls and held court with T.S. Elliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and many other influential writers, artists and intellectuals of the 20th century.

In fresh and lively prose, Cristen brings to life atmosphere of La Closerie des Lilas, the Parisian cafe where Hemingway penned The Sun Also Rises. Or to dine on suckling pig at the oldest restaurant in the world, Sobrino de Botín in Madrid, as Hemingway did while writing and drinking three bottles of rioja alta in one sitting. We can follow his path through Northern Italy, where he served as an ambulance driver and was seriously wounded in the First World War, or trek through the locations described in A Farewell to Arms. Ernest's Way is a map to Hemingway’s creative and psychic history—they made him who he was and shaped his life and his work.

Ernest’s Way is a guide and literary exploration in to the cities Hemingway visited and lived in, both as they are now and as they were when he graced them. Cristen brings these places to life for the modern reader, allowing all who admire Hemingway's life and literature to enjoy his legacy in a new and vibrant way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643132075
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,133,527
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes is an American author based in London. Beginning at a young age, Cristen began to explore America—first on road trips with her mother, traveling from Seattle to Key West, then on her own by Greyhound bus and Amtrak train. The American landscape, with its roadside cafes, strip malls, and wanderers, figures prominently in her fiction. She is the author of the short story collection The Smallest of Entryways and she can be found at

Table of Contents

Foreword Hilary Hemingway xi

1 The Woods: Part I: Oak Park, Michigan, and Chicago 1

2 Milan and Veneto 31

3 Toronto 61

4 Paris 79

5 Cayo Hueso 105

6 Bimini 119

7 Madrid 137

8 Cubano Sato 153

9 London 171

10 The Woods: Part II: Ketchum and Sun Valley 181

Acknowledgments 203

Bibliography 205

Endnotes 207

Index 213

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